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    Swept bars

    Anybody use a swept bar on a road bike? I ran an FU Bar on a KM for a bit this winter with 35mm tires and it was ok, but I'm trying to pick up a road bike and I was wondering if anyone has used a swept bar with some sort of road bike geometry. Pictures, the type of bar and all of those fun things would be excellent

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    running titec H bar for my "road" bike (d440 29er with slick centered CX tires)... works well for me ... been riding it a bit lately... getting back onto my MTB with the comparatively low sweep of the riser bar was weird.
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    I use them on my commuter. At first I didn't like it (riding position was WAY too high for my tastes) but once I flipped the bar upside down, It gave me the perfect riding position. Pic here:

    http://flickr.com/photos/89119745@N0...7610975676470/
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    I was hoping for swept bars on road bikes...

    I was hoping for someone using them on road bikes. I bought a belleville from orange velo, but it is really narrow and I don't love the sweep, so I was hoping for direction. Anybody use them on a SS road bike or fixed gear?

    Quote Originally Posted by commuter73
    I use them on my commuter.
    Nice bike. I has an older Rockhopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I was hoping for someone using them on road bikes. I bought a belleville from orange velo, but it is really narrow and I don't love the sweep, so I was hoping for direction. Anybody use them on a SS road bike or fixed gear?
    I have the same bars as commuter73 on an old Panasonic road bike. Unfortunately they're unmarked so I'm not sure who made them, but I really like them. Mine are mounted as risers.

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